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Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby beachcomber550 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:32 pm

Hi Guys ..... remember me ? :-k

I've had a really serious kidney issue [ partial failure ] for the past 5 years - getting extremely serious 3 years ago - to the point where I was selling off all my projects and parts and contemplating the great BMW club in the sky.

Double fortune ... I am now in remission from the kidney issue \:D/ to the point I can think about getting on with my life :cheers: and secondly - I decided NOT to give away [ I being offered silly amounts ] my Kay Fighter and other parts. Also,my Kawasaki KZ750 Twin 60's style Cafe Racer project just got mothballed as I couldn't bear to part with it.

So effectively it's Deja Vue all over again ! =D>

I did sell off my 5 spoke wheel conversion, K1100RS forks and associated parts, but the Kay Fighter was simply stashed in my pal's workshop [ RAM ].

I went down to see it a few weeks ago - and apart from a huge puddle of oil [ ? ] under the trans [ PLEASE be clutch push rod seal ] it's exactly as I left it 5 years ago.

That inspired me [ that and I keep seeing Ben Kingham's racers ! ] to dig it out of retirement and get on with it while my health is good. Possibly going the Cafe Racer route with clip-ons and rearsets.

So, it will be collected i the coming weeks and put back in my garage so I can work on it. I'll resurrect my build thread rather than clutter up the intro section.

Nice to be back .......... :cool:
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Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby Mike D » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:16 pm

Welcome back!

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Postby beachcomber550 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:27 pm

Thank you kindly Mike - second chance and all that.
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Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:13 pm

That's good news - nice to have you back Beachcomber!

Still working with RAM Products?
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Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby beachcomber550 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:17 pm

Thanx Ced,

It's good to be able to get up in the morning and not feel like going straight back to bed with absolutely no energy.

Yep still developing bits and pieces. I designed a concept Oilhead Cafe Racer as a platform to display all the Oilhead products and one - Adjustable rear strut [ Ramstrut ] has been an absolute Worldwide success ! There was a lot of my design work went into the styling as I wanted to get as many 60's styling cues in as possible.

Unfortunately some things had to on the back burner while I was ill, like the Scorpio Trike - maybe one day !

Since I've been back to health I've been developing a 1960's Porsche T6 body kit at RAM as a conversion for a Porsche Boxster ..... work in progress.
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Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby BASHER DAVIS » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:41 am

Welcome back 😊😎👍

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Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby Jaythro » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:50 am

Really nice to hear from you Again

I often wondered how you were faring I sent a couple of messages or pms enquiring

Great to see you have enthusiasm again

(Oh and If you do have to go changing seals etc Don;t use those stupid BMW preformed rubbish PLEASE!!!
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Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby beachcomber550 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:28 am

Thanx all - nice to be missed ..... even better to be back !
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Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby george baker » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:57 am

Hi thanks
Great to see you back. Some of us are off to Wales in the spring rejoin us and ome along if for a couple of days you are up to it. G
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Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby P-K » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:18 pm

Welcome back

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Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby beachcomber550 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:00 pm

Welcome back

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Thanx Phil ..... hope to be more productive now ! Might even get it finished this time :roll:
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Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby DEEP DIVER » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:38 pm

Welcome back beachcomber.
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Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Postby beachcomber550 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:26 pm

Thanx DD

Truly humbled by all the good wishes.
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